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Jul 05, 2009
Don't keep this to yourself...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Alexis, I admired your inner strength. I will say though that the inner turmoil is not over. As you grow and mature and reach various ages and stages in your life, what your grandfather did to you will likely come back to haunt you. Those ages and stages can act as triggers that will set off an emotional downward spiral that can stop you from functioning properly, prevent you from having intimate relationships, and interfere with your ability to work. That's why it's so important to deal with the emotional trauma of it now. I don't know how your parents couldn't know of the cigarette burns on your back; there would be scarring that would be impossible to hide. The fact that you are hiding so much from them is not doing you or them any good. When you refuse to tell them, you basically say that they aren't trustworthy. If and when they do discover what this grandfather of yours did to you, they will be crushed that you didn't trust them enough to say something. Even now. I urge you to tell on him. You are going to need help dealing with the repercussions of both the sexual and physical abuse.

And one more thing, it is very unlikely your grandfather molested only you. Sex offenders do not change their ways. Alcoholic, half dead or not, he can STILL be molesting other girls. Please consider what I've written.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Jul 06, 2009
Trust yourself, then trust the people who matter most to you
by: maurice

Oh Alexis 1 you are brave, you are strong, you are courageous. You have found a place to build on your already inner strength to stay strong in all your grandfather did to you. Total abuse of your beautifulness and innocence taking advantage of you in the absence of your very sick and ill mother who birthed you and she having a loving caring husband (Your Father) No excuses for what your grandfather did to you. Alcoholism is no reason at all to do the very cruel situation he put you in as a very innocent and vulnerable child. He is (was) an evil man to treat you in the absence of your Mam & Dad. Darlene, Alexis 1 is sure your stepping stone to freedom from it all. Read her comment carefully, you are articulate, you are intelligent and a very right thinking 14 year old about it all. But if you heed the words of Darlene and act on her advice then you sure will be ever so loving of your beautiful self. Trust number 1 yourself, Believe in yourself, then trust if you are close to your parents, family, but especially your best friend or friends because your age group have real and true friends that you share all your stuff to that is going on in your life. They are your life line to be true to yourself, Love yourself, value yourself, respect yourself. Create the most beautiful Mirror Image of yourself that will make you feel good feelings about yourself each time you see that georgeous loving gentle caring Teenager in that mirror. I am beautiful, I am special, oh yes I am, I am the only one that can make that real for me. Hi Alexis 1, Darlene cares and loves each one of her visitors equally. You are no exception read her encouraging words to you, act on them

Jul 08, 2009
tell someone
by: Anonymous

please talk to someone now. your school should have a counselor some one you can talk to. you dont have to tell mum and dad. you will have permanent scars that you will have to explain later. deal with it now, you are only a teenager once, dont let your abuser ruin your teenage years.
from someone who cares.

Jul 29, 2009
Speak up for yourself
by: Anonymous

Please, do not keep this secret to yourself. Talk to your school counselor. You will not have any regrets.

Jul 31, 2009
Get your Grandpa thrown in jail
by: Anonymous

You are a minor. He can't do that to you without paying the price by going to jail. You have the opportunity to lock him up. He needs to be kept away from young children. You are saving other kids' lives by calling the police. Do it now.

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